River flows - April to June 2012
The three month picture (on the right) shows the extreme dryness across most of the country, and the after effect of a wet April over East Cape and Hawkes Bay.
River temperatures April to June
Autumn river water temperatures were mostly in the range 8 to 16oC and tended to be slightly higher in the north and at lower altitude.
Observed flow Jan-Mar 2012:
River flows were far above normal in most of the North Island and in Central Otago, and far below normal on the West Coast of the South Island.
NIWA is sponsoring the NZ Hydrological Society environmental monitoring workshop
NIWA is sponsoring the 6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference - From warnings to response and recovery.
The conference is being held at the University of Canterbury, on the 21st to 22nd August.
The New Zealand Climate Change Centre (NZCCC) invite you to attend Sea level rise: meeting the challenge.
This conference includes keynote speakers and presentations from leading international and New Zealand based experts on coastal and sea-level rise issues.
NIWA is sponsoring the Irrigation New Zealand conference - building prosperity, opportunity and resilience for all.
The conference runs from the 2 - 4th April at the SBS events centre in Timaru. For more information see the Irrigation NZ website
The Stormwater Special Interest Group of Water NZ is holding the 7th South Pacific Stormwater Conference on the 3rd-6th May at the Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, NZ.
The aim of the 2011 conference is to provide delegates with an opportunity to:
* Upskill in various areas of stormwater science and management
* Network with peers
* Hear new and cutting edge stormwater information
Suggested themes for sessions at the 2011 conference include:
* Low impact design and development
* Success in Stormwater management
* Climate change
* Stormwater and Public Health
* Catchment management
This year’s conference theme “Water: The Blue Gold” touches on issues such as the value of water, managing the modern day gold rush for water allocation and changing water uses.
For more information please see: http://www.hydrologynz.org.nz/nzhs_symposia.php